Archives for October 20, 2014

‘Ferguson: Understanding Context’ forum

“Ferguson: Understanding Context,” a panel discussion and campus dialogue on events and issues surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The campus community is encouraged to attend.

Biological sciences seminar today

Dr. Robert Aronstam, chair and professor of biological sciences, will present a seminar on the pharmacologic mechanism of a potential Alzheimer’s treatment. The seminar will be held 3-4 p.m. today (Monday, Oct. 20) in Room 139 Schrenk Hall. The seminar is open to the campus community. For more information, contact Jessica Pelc.

NSF EPSCoR meetings

Missouri is eligible for the National Science Foundation’s experimental program to stimulate competitive research (EPSCoR) and will submit one proposal statewide. Sponsored programs will hold two information and idea-sharing meetings for faculty to organize a proposal. The first, titled “Understanding the Human Brain,” will be 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Room 140 Toomey Hall.

BIT guest presentation by Google

Dr. Judy Chen, user experience researcher at Google, will discuss user experience in a WebEx presentation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Room 107 Fulton Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to the event.

Make over your syllabus, part two

Instructors are invited to “Extreme Syllabus Makeover, part two” noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. Bring a syllabus from one of your classes and join in a discussion about writing good learning goals and aligning assignments with learning goals.

Spring schedule of classes available

The spring 2015 schedule of classes is now available on the registrar’s website and through Joe’SS. Information about priority registration, which begins Nov. 3, has been sent to students and faculty. Questions should be directed to the registrar’s office.